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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
George Sandys
  Abound, like blades of grass which clothe the pregnant ground.  1
  Black as the newly-pruned crow.  2
  Breasts like clusters dropping balm.  3
  Cheeks like Punic apples are.  4
  Consume, like a devouring fire.  5
  Daunt like a king that draws his troops to fight.  6
As scorching heat the mountain snow devours,
As thirsty earth drinks up the falling show’rs,
Ev’n so the grave’s insatiable jaws
Those rebels swallow who infringe His laws.
  Drive like chaff before the blust’ring wind.  8
  Esteemed as a minstrel at a feast.  9
  Firm as the poles, or earth, which never move.  10
  Fly like eagles which pursue their prey.  11
Like shuttles through the loom, so swiftly glide
My feather’d hours.
  Lips, like roses dropping myrrh.  13
  Mourn like a turtle-dove but late robb’d of his mate.  14
  Mute as if I tongueless were.  15
  Restless … like the touch’d needle till it find the star.  16
  Stand like statues cut in stone.  17
                Worn like a cloth
Gnawn into rags by the devouring moth.

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